Happy Friday! I had a recent request from robovendor to do an Oodletorial on how the Auctions and Sweepstakes work in the Prize Center. If this is something you’re interested in, hop into the Oodlemobile, and buckle up while we take a quick tour. Please be sure to keep hands and feet in the vehicle at all times. 😉
On the left hand side of the page you will see three tabs to click on:
What’s New? – Features what’s most recently been added to the Prize Center.
Browse All Prizes – Shows everything available in the Prize Center. There are many pages, so a feature you will like on the Browse All Prizes page is the drop down menu in the upper right hand corner. Click on the down arrow next to “All” in view to see the selections:
Buy it Now – Use your Oodles to get prizes right away – coupons, Oodlectibles (remember, those go in your collections box under My GSN, they’re not physical prizes), magazine subscriptions, donations, and more.
Sweepstakes – A sweepstakes is something you pay an entry fee, and generally you can purchase as many entries with your Oodles as you’d like. For example, the Daily $100 Sweepstakes costs 75 Oodles per entry. Choose the number of entries you want, and click the blue “Enter Sweepstakes.” A verification window will pop open and once you confirm, the Oodles are removed from your account. If you change your mind you can click on the “back to prize list” at the bottom of the page:
Play To Win – This features any games going on where you can compete for gift cards and/or a share of Oodles or Tokens pot.
Bid For It – You will find the auctions here. Let’s use the Daily 100,000 Tokens Auction as an example of how they work. The entry fee is 100 Oodles. That means you’re paying to enter the auction, and those Oodles are removed from your account. You do not get them back, even if you lose.
Now you can type an amount you want to bid (example 10,000 Oodles), and click on the blue “enter bid” button.
If your bid is the highest, you win this prize and the 10,000 Oodles are deducted from your account. If you do not win, then the 10,000 oodles are not deducted, and you can try again tomorrow if you like.
Often there is a minimum bid on an auction, so if you type in less, then it won’t accept it. Also, be sure you actually have the Oodles in your account you bid, because if you don’t and you win, then it goes to the next bidder.
If you win any prizes, they’re generally shipped within 4-6 weeks to the address you have listed on your account, so be sure you have the correct address, including apartment numbers, etc. if applicable. You can check that by going to My GSN and clicking on My Account. Some prizes such as coupons and e-gift certificates are emailed to you, and they generally come in 1-2 weeks.
In the drop down view you will also see By Category which include Cash and Top Prizes, Daily Deals, Balance Boosters, GSN Gear, Oodles Donations, and Oodlectibles. These are just better ways to sort and you’ll have fun exploring them on your own. Check back often, as the Prize Center is constantly adding new prizes!
This concludes our tour. Please take small children by the hand, and collect all valuables. Thank you and have a great weekend!